It’s been a couple of weeks since Typhoon Yolanda has wreaked havoc and destruction in the Visayas region.
Relief from fellow Filipinos as well as countless nations from all over the world are continuously coming in and are being relentlessly distributed.
And as much as we love coming together for a common cause, it is equally satisfying when we know where our donations are going to exactly. It’s just but normal for people who give out of love to want to know that their generosity and forms of kindness get to their intended recipients untouched and in good time.
Transparency is key. Especially during times like these when funds are just pouring in and countless local agencies doing relief work leave a lot to be desired.
If you are one of the numerous Globe subscribers who have donated and supported through their #BangonPinoy initiative, you will be pleased to know that their relief efforts to communities hit by Typhoon Yolanda have been continuous.
For those who don’t know, Bangon Pinoy was introduced back in 2009 when Ondoy hit the Philippines. How can we NOT remember Ondoy, right?
After the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas, more Filipinos nationwide are joining forces to extend support to the victims in any way possible. But with the extent of damage that limits the delivery of aid and assistance, it becomes a challenge for many kababayans to help in relief operations.
GCASH, the flagship mobile money service of G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), the mobile commerce arm of Globe Telecom, is paving the way for Globe subscribers nationwide to extend financial support to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda at the speed of a text message.
Using GCASH as donation facility, concerned citizens can send money to support the relief operations of different organizations such as the Philippine National Red Cross, one of the most active organizations in the Philippines that conduct disaster relief operations.
How to donate…
To send cash donations to the Philippine National Red Cross via GCASH, Globe subscribers can text:
DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS and send to 2882.
Globe subscribers who wish to donate to other government and non-government partner-organizations of Globe may just dial *143# through their mobile phones and choose GCASH>Others Services>Donate>Amount>MPIN>Select Charity.
“We encourage our subscribers to take part in helping thousands of Typhoon Yolanda-affected communities especially those in the Visayas and Mindanao regions in a way that’s easy, safe, and hassle-free. We hope that through GCASH, concerned citizens who may not be able to join relief operations can do their share in helping rebuild the nation. No amount is big or small, as these donations will surely go a long way and mean a lot to our kababayans in typhoon-stricken areas,” shared GXI President Paolo Baltao.
The GCASH donation facility is part of the telco’s Bangon Pinoyprogram, an enterprise-wide disaster response initiative that aims to have a unified system for donations, relief efforts, and corporate social responsibility programs across products and services.